Dec 19, 2013
Production of improved version of JF-17 aircraft launched
Block 2 jets come with air-to-air refuelling capability, improved avionics, enhanced load carrying capacity, better weapon carriage and enhanced data link and electronic warfare capabilities.
Production of Block 2 is expected to continue till 2016 after which manufacture of Block 3 is planned which may have new engine and different weaponry.
The aircraft jointly produced by Pakistan and China in 2003 was inducted into the Pakistan Air Force in 2007.